keyboard_arrow_upSA food assurance company purchased by Intertek
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Food Safety Assessment (FSA), a food assurance company based in Johannesburg, has been acquired by Intertek, a provider of quality and safety solutions to industries worldwide. The group is listed on the London Stock exchange and operates in more than 100 countries.

keyboard_arrow_upHorse meat tests 99 per cent negative
keyboard_arrow_downHorse meat tests 99 per cent negative

Of the 2501 beef products ordered by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to be tested for the presence of horse DNA, 99 cent came back negative, confirmed the agency on 15 February. Positive results were found in only 29 samples, which contained undeclared horsemeat at or above the level of one per cent - however, these had already been reported to the authorities.